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Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Japan


This course explores gender dynamics and the lives of women in Japan from the nineteenth century to the present day. It introduces students to the gendered dimensions of Confucianism, marriage, paid employment and unpaid work, parenting, war, political activism, structural power, and popular culture in Japan. Other topics include the political, social, and economic challenges that Japanese women and the Japanese LGBTQ community continue to face.

Satisfies a requirement for the History, East Asian Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies majors.
Satisfies a requirement for the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor.
Satisfies a requirement for the East Asian Studies and International Studies interdisciplinary minors.
Satisfies an Historical Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.